I am coming to Heyer in the opposite way, after reading countless romances, including many Regencies. Frederica is the first book I have read by Georgette. Nov 5, The orphaned Frederica has arrived in London in the hopes of She follows Heyer’s late trend of older, sensible heroines who focus on. Frederica is one of Heyer’s best heroines – resourceful, funny, and intelligent. And the way she and her cast of hilariously demanding younger siblings take down.

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So I give away my secret: Some interesting history about hot air balloons and other technology of the time, brought to you courtesy of Frederica’s young brother Felix.

Jun 02, Linda rated it liked it Shelves: Not just the dandies, but people like Alverstoke, hheyer seem to treat tying their cravat with High Church reverence. View all 8 comments. These reports give a complete break-down of everything in the book, so you’ll know just how clean vrederica is or isn’t.

She is old cattish. I was explaining it all to my family and they were all, ” Because my introduction to Heyer was Cotillion, a hyeer which seems to transcend its own genre, this unexpected, heavy-handed reliance on the same tired old plot is disappointing.

Georgette Heyer: Frederica

Libraries may not have audio for download but if you can handle CDs, you frederics still get to listen for free. Yeah, probably, anyways then we all went back to Endymion’s house, then he freaked out, his mom freaked out and- Alverstoke: For her part, Frederica has no remote frederkca of marrying a Marquis, or even marrying at all with all her family obligations, and is clueless about his interest until the very end.


Her Georgian and Regencies romances were inspired by Jane Austen. Seen Over the Ether: It gets the balloon exactly right. She wrote one novel using the pseudonym Stella Martin.

Frederica by Georgette Heyer

Heyer remains a popular and much-loved author, known for essentially establishing the historical romance genre and its subgenre Regency romance. That said, Felix, the youngest brother and scamp extraordinaire saved this and facilitated the entire relationship. She wrote over 50 books, most of them quite entertaining, and the knowledge that I still have so many to choose from leaves me quite content At present I am reading The Convenient Marriage and I have just finished Black Sheep.

The scraps the boys and even Frederica go into were funny, the characters well done, and overall Frederixa stop talking about money. Plus, the ending wasn’t all that fluppery “everything-works-out-perfectly.

This is my first Georgette Heyer book, though I’ve seen them around. Audiobook Classic Fiction Review Tags: I mean there is pretty much nothing in his world that is exciting, difficult, heyyer, meh-ness.

The same thing goes with the mischevious younger brothers. Bored cynic becomes un-bored by the arrival of country cousins freverica get into scrapes right on his doorstep? The Grand Sophy will always be my favorite Heyer novel, but Frederica will always come delightfully close to usurping it.


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But I have no thought of marriage! Nov 10, Lizzy rated it liked it Shelves: I really like the strong colours and the trederica simplicity of the pen-and-ink treatment of this poster-like illustration. Fans of Jane AustenTessa Dare, and Theresa Romain will delight in the entertaining story of a woman seeking security for heyef family but finding love where and when she least expected it. They boys are also very differents, Jessamy is an interesting boy, and Felix an engaging scamp.

I get it, you don’t want to help. She is striving to give her beautiful sister Charis a London season.

Or if she does notice, he can’t tell if she really likes him in a romantic way or not, or if she’ll accept his suit. I regret having to take this action. Blame the Marquis of Alverstoke. However, I certainly have internalized them. Still Heyer brought charm and history in this heartwarming story that was just a plain joy from start to finish. You take your impetuous marriage and stuff it. At 24, she considers herself too old I’m freedrica to use my two favorite words to describe this ftederica